Celebrating Creativity

Hi I'm Kadira Jennings, welcome to Unfolding Creativity, a portal to Abundance Through Creativity.

I am a creative artist celebrating and encouraging the creative in all of us.

My blog is a discussion, and creativity resource. Please take your time, look around and join the conversation if you would like to.
It is my passionate belief that we all have deep within us a creative genius just waiting for half a chance to get out no matter what field we work or play in.

''There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.''
Martha Graham

Today, being Sunday the 15th of May is the last day of our exhibition.  I turned up at the gallery a little before 12.30 to assist with manning it on our last day. There were a couple of ladies having a look at the works and chatting with Trish about one of my works, a digital print.

Tranquility digital print of buddha

Tranquility-Digital Print - Kadira Jennings

Well you can imagine my surprise when not two minutes later, after speaking with them a little further on how I created the work Tranquility, they decided to buy  it as a present.

What a wonderful way to end the show!  Below are the other works that sold, which was a fantastic result for our first showing. Congratulations to Stephanie Lewis who sold her Prize winning painting, ‘After The Bath’,

After The Bath -Stephanie Lewis -after Degas

After The Bath -Stephanie Lewis -after Degas

and to Deborah Lhota who sold her first painting ‘The Kiss’, after Gustav Klimt.

The Kiss- (A Detail) After Gustav Klimt by Deborah Lhota

The Kiss- (A Detail) After Gustav Klimt by Deborah Lhota

Many of the paintings received glowing praises and wonderful comments and I want my students to feel very proud of what they have achieved.  In fact more works would have sold if they had been for sale. Trish’s Velvet Rose and her Magenta Twilight would have both walked out the door as well as possibly Jess’ latest work. So well done everyone!

Thank you to all those helpful souls who came and helped dismantle the show this afternoon and our warmest thanks to Peter and Ellie for their generosity in providing the space for us.

It was a great success all round.

In the course of pursuing my other passion – InnerPrinting, this week,  I came across an amazing creative achievement by Nek Chand who created his ‘Rock Garden’ in Chandigarh, India.

This is one man’s life’s work, and what is astonishing is that he pursued this project with little or no external recognition, monetary or otherwise, for a period of more than 20 years.  That is a pretty powerful creative urge. For a detailed history of how he built his rock and recycled material garden and sculptures , visit NekChand

We are all creators.  We create the fabric of our lives every day with the power of our thoughts and emotions.  In the same way an art work unfolds, our lives unfold from moment to moment before our very eyes.

The creative urge is so strong within, that even though many of us deny loud and long, that we have not a creative bone in our bodies, it will have an out somewhere!  Or for others of us our lives become too busy, so we think we no longer have time for our creative interests.

A case in point is my daughter and her cup cakes, of the last post.  As a young mum she no longer manages to find the time to paint – but her cup cakes were a work of art!

Creativity takes so many different forms.  One of the reasons I write this blog is to share with others the amazing array of unfolding creativity within the world.

Last Saturday I was at my grandson’s first birthday  – an afternoon tea party where we were treated to some of Gopala’s creativity.

Creativity in the form of cup cakes

Cup Cakes

The cup cakes were divine! And Beautiful!

Abstract Painting In Green And Yellow

Abstract Painting With Flowers

The décor was colour coordinated.  Gopala – my daughter – painted the art work her self.

Levi Eating Cup cakes

Levi Eating Cup cakes

And of course well Levi’s a wonderful little creation all by himself.

Thank you Gopala for sharing your creativity with the world.

Continuing on from Monday’s post – here are some more images from the day.

Prue makes some last minute adjustments….

Last Minute Adjustments Before The Show Opens

Which side does the label go on again?

Steve and Deborah enjoying the exhibition opening.

Students At The Opening

Students At The Opening

Margaret Hardy the president of the Central Coast Art Society was kind enough to come and do the opening honours for us – thank you Margaret – you did a great job! In front of Margaret is Stephanie Lewis’ pastel painting Morning Workout.

Margaret Hardy opens the Unfolding Creativity exhibiton - A Vine Art Affair

Margaret Hardy Opening The Exhibition

Kadira speaking with some of the patrons…

Kadira Jennings speaks with the patrons

Wow! After raining non stop for the last 2 weeks, today was the most beautiful day. Blue sky – not a cloud to be seen anywhere.

And to top it off – What a great success the exhibition was. Here are some pix that tell the beginning of the story – the rest will be here Thursday.

Planning an Art Exhibition

Planning an Art Exhibition

Three  weeks ago I met with some of the students to work out the details.  From left is Marg, Deborah, Stephanie(hiding behind Jess)  and of course Jess.

Hanging an exhibition

Hanging an exhibition

Here we have a look  behind the scenes.

Getting things done

The Director!

Well someone has to do it after all! Our director of operations Prue – off camera but present neverthless… Hmmm – looks like Jess is the only one paying any attention!

And finally  on the day

Outside The Gallery

Outside The Gallery

Come back Thursday to see the great success our opening tourned out to be.  See you then.

A little delayed, I know.  Here is the rest of the discussion continued from my post of April 18, where I was taking a look at the creative process and how our minds work with that.

I continue to be amazed at my own naivety in thinking I was one of  just a few( that I knew of anyway), who operated differently to the rest of humanity at large. Ahemm!

Well surprise, surprise, I am not alone in my ivory tower, out on the edge where we creatives seem to dwell.  It is becoming apparent that finally mainstream is beginning to realize the value of the creative process, to the forward movement of the human race.

The problem has always been that creativity, creative  thought, comes from the wellspring of  the feminine mode of thinking.  And well – here we are fully immersed in the results of a patriarchal, male dominated society which has been running for several hundred years.  As a result creative thinking has been squashed, sidelined, persecuted and ridiculed – the tools of  the left brained, dominating ruling plutarchy that is currently in place.

However there is a shift afoot at a grass roots level.  We have come to a point where there is so much competition, the Internet has opened up such an equality of information access that we are being forced into a new paradigm.  The future belongs to those with the abilities to access the creative/intuitive, non lingual brain functions, to those with abilities in pattern recognition and capable of non linear, quantum leap  thinking.  It is no longer enough to follow the rules, tomorrow demands that we break them.  The faster we progress the more we require these skills.

We are being required to step up and really begin to use all of our potential as human beings.  What might you be capable of  if you really listened to and acted on your intuitive, creative, quantum leaping, self? As someone famous once said – It’s not our failures that we are afraid of it is our successes, our magnificent powerful selves that we never quite let loose, that is what truly terrifies us!

Below is an in depth  video on creativity by Writer Amy Tan.  She is engaging, humorous  and interesting as she examines creativity, quantum physics, and the way we experience synchronicity during the creative process.

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